Nintendo Switch Surpasses GameCube Lifetime Sales

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The company claims that it sold 3.19 million units in the three months to the end of September.

Global life-to-date hardware sales seem to have been supported in part by first-party software, with, and each shifting more than ten million units each as of the most recent quarter, while managed to rack up nearly 7.5 million copies sold.

Switch machines sales in April-September totalled 5 million units, up almost 4 per cent from a year earlier.

Nintendo said on October 30, 2018 its first-half net profit leaped 25.4 percent year-on-year to 574 million Dollars.

That is enough to edge out the GameCube's 21.74 million unit sales over its lifetime, and is almost twice as many as all Wii U consoles ever sold, which stands at 13.56 million. Which goes to show, the Switch hasn't broken the same ground it did this time a year ago.

It's obvious the recent rumours of a new version of the Switch releasing next year appear to have done nothing to slow down the demand for the hybrid console.

"Many people continue to play the game, boosting the overall utilization ratio of Nintendo Switch".

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The Nintendo Switch has now sold more than 22 million units as reported by, surpassing the lifetime total of the GameCube.

When comparing the Nintendo Switch to portable platforms (which might be really unfair), then it has a long way to go before catching up to the Nintendo 3DS.

For those wishing for more Super Mario Odyssey kingdoms, or Zelda story content, there might be a glimmer of hope, as Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has said he wants to see more DLC for existing major titles on Nintendo consoles.

Lower prices, too, would also help with Switch games typically more expensive than games on other platforms.

Nintendo is also working to turn mobile gaming into an additional revenue stream, releasing its latest title, Dragalia Lost, last month.

Instead, Kimishima said, the company planned to fuel sales of the console with new peripherals.